We’re wading into the busiest period of game releases of the year, and looking to the next few weeks, there’s an awful lot of major games coming out way. But What We Played is about the past, not the future, and I’ve been ensnared once more by Destiny, completing the Wrath of the Machine raid a couple of times, and also figuring out our way through some of its bizarre and convoluted secrets.
As well as this, I’ve been playing Dishonored 2 today, sampling both Emily and Corvo’s side of the game, and their different power sets. It’s shaping up very nicely, with the Clockwork Mansion level affording you a lot of freedom to explore and find your own route. Expect to see our preview and hands on videos next week. In the meantime, I played a lot of Battlezone in VR a fortnight ago. Check. It. Out.
Before starting to shout “Objection!” back and forth in our Slack chat, Dave and Miguel both revealed that they’ve been playing Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies. Miguel’s also gone back to playing Yakuza 3, while Dave’s returned to XCOM 2, this time playing on PS4, and tried out the first episode of Batman – The Telltale Series.
Aran’s been on a sports game review bender for the last fortnight, turning in a nice 8/10 score for FIFA 17 at the start of this week – Kris hasn’t played it, but he has it in his bag, which isn’t too far off. Aran also returned to Tales from the Borderlands, and has been loving its sense of humour.
Turning to a simple list, because of the sheer volume of games he’s played, Jim’s hit up Uncharted 4, Mount & Blade: Warband, Syberia 2, Hitman, and Metro 2033 Redux in the last seven days. In stark comparison, Tuffcub’s only found free time for “Destiny Iron thingies”, having completely given up on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Adam included last week’s trek to EGX, where he sampled Sonic Mania, GT Sport and Tekken 7. He adored Overcooked and Yooka Laylee, but had technical issues with Gears of War 4 on PC and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Now that he’s returned home, the Xbox One has been turned on and he’s been enjoying the “bloody gorgeous” Forza Horizon 3.
Our Forza Horizon 3 review is actually in the works from Dom, so expect that at the start of this week alongside his review of Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Oh, and we just got our hands on a PlayStation VR today… We’ll have tons, and tons, and tons of stuff to talk about for it, but for now, we’re only really allowed to bring you an unboxing. Would you like to see it being extricated from its protective cardboard box?